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Racism? What Racism?!

On March 21, 2010 By

Maybe Alo Konsen is right. I’m quite certain there were no racist or homophobic remarks hurled at Waxman, Frank, or Lewis. I’m having a hard time finding a single piece of evidence of racial undercurrents at any teabagger rally anywhere.

There is just no precedent for such behavior at teabagging rallies!

Oh, did I mention the “faggot” remark was actually caught on tape? I’m sure Alo will argue that they bleeped out the word “friend”.

LOL. How’s life in Delusionville Alo? I’ll see your […]

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Who could have ever predicted this?

Oh, wait. We did!

WASHINGTON ? An elderly gunman opened fire with a rifle inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday, gravely wounding a security guard before being shot. Authorities said they were investigating a white supremacist as the suspect. The assailant and his victim were both hospitalized, said Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty, who added that the gunman was in critical condition.

Scott Roeder, now this, and news that Naugle is blogging again. Coincidence? I’ll let you decide.

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Once reviled by McCain himself as “hate calls”, now embraced as his last remaining strategy. The irony and hypocrisy are absolutely breathtaking. I hope the Obama campaign is able to expose this for the sleezy tactic it is. This is a good start:

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The reason it’s a campaign narrative is because it’s true. First there was the gutter level attacks and the unwillingness of McCain and Palin to tamp down the rhetoric about Obama. It ultimately led to rallies turning into lynch mobs complete with death threats, angry rhetoric, hate speech, and even violence. You will remember that the first time someone shouted “TERRORIST” John McCain moved happily along in his attack speech. He did not stop right then and there and repudiate anything. He only did so when the chorus of blogger and journalist go so loud as to demand a response.

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Somebody didn’t get the memo:

1:25 p.m.

Chris Hackett addressed the increasingly feisty crowd as they await the arrival of Gov. Palin.

Each time the Republican candidate for the seat in the 10th Congressional District mentioned Barack Obama the crowd booed loudly.

One man screamed “kill him!”

I hope the man was detained and questioned and is fully investigated. Shouting “kill him” is a threat. I think the fear and hate the McCain camp has unleashed is not going to go away quietly. It certainly appears to be continuing despite the campaigns attempts to try to walk it back.

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Not about race, right? Right:

Worse, Palin’s routine attacks on the media have begun to spill into ugliness. In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric’s questions for her “less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media.” At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, “Sit down, boy.”

Sit down, boy. […]

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Lifting this from a comment at HuffPo. I think it’s important enough to think about:

It’s better to defeat an enemy instead of battering a victim. She’s tough. A lot of conservatives are, especially when they think God has made them better than the rest of us.

Obama has been running as a ‘hero’. His problem was that he didn’t have a villain. Hilary wasn’t a villain. McCain was a nuisance, but McCain/Palin gives birth to the right wing villain that Obama (and his supporters) needed. We were getting lazy. Overconfident.

Now we’re awake again. We see the hearts […]

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Hope vs. Hate indeed. That is pretty much what we’re looking at this time around. Conservatism has been backed into a corner and is foaming at the mouth to stay alive. Anthony picks up on something really important though, and I also noticed Roland Martin (whose African American parents were community organizers) on CNN get very upset about this:

The highlight of the evening? The introduction of the newest code phrase for “uppity negro,” Community Organizer! This is the hook to rural voters who don’t understand Midnight Basketball, Block Clubs, and Community Development Organizations. They don’t understand black churches. […]

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So why would Obama staff prevent two women wearing Hijabs from being behind Barack while speaking in Detroit? The easy answer is the staffers overreacting and that would be correct.

The real answer is the climate that the right desires to create around Obama and the hard political reality that comes with this. The fear and loathing these people bring to the table causes a knee jerk reaction in many that make otherwise good people make poor decisions. It’s sick. It’s why they must be defeated. With extreme prejudice. Then we can go about living up to the […]

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